SOMERS POINT – Nothing will stop Shore Medical Center supporters from doing all they can to help people battling cancer – not COVID, and certainly not 40-mile-per-hour winds, like those that golfers contended with on Monday, Nov. 2 at Shore’s A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament held at Greate Bay Country Club. Thanks to multiple generous sponsors and individuals, the tournament raised $206,000 to benefit Shore Cancer Center.
More than 130 golfers and friends of the medical center braved the cold and wind to compete in the tournament, which featured three hole-in-one prizes, including a BMW and a chance for the winning foursome to compete in a $1 million shoot-out. While there wasn’t a hole-in-one, there was clearly one big winner – the patients receiving care at Shore Cancer Center.
Shore’s Chief Financial and Development Officer David Hughes said the tournament was held in lieu of the medical center’s annual cancer Gala, which has raised more than $2.5 million in the past five years.
“The need for high-quality cancer care close to home doesn’t stop because of a pandemic. Our generous supporters stepped up in a big way to help us raise much-needed funds for our Cancer Center. We can’t thank them enough,” Hughes said. “These funds allow us to continue to grow the cancer program, serve more people, and ultimately save more lives.”
In addition to breakfast and a post-event reception of butlered hors d’ oeuvres, golfers also enjoyed a variety of food stations along the course. After the tournament, Medical Director Dr. Vijay Sandilya addressed the crowd to thank them for their support.